Metal Gear Sahelanthropus by Kotobukiya gets new images

Is Sentinel’s Metal Gear Sahelanthropus a bit too expensive for you? Maybe the model kit by Kotobukiya is a good alternative. While the price hasn’t been detailed yet, these are often much cheaper since they are kits you have to put together and paint yourself.

It also comes with three figures: Eli (inside the cockpit), Skull Face, The Third Boy and Snake. When it’s upright the height is 200 mm.

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  • 1/100 scale plastic model
  • Release Date TBD
  • price TBD
  • Sculpted: moat Katsuhiko
  • Publisher: Kotobukiya

Buy Kotobukiya’s Metal Gear Sahelanthropus at CDJapan (Affiliate Link)

Source: Dengeki,

  • N-Shifter

    I’d never buy it but I have to admit it would look awesome on display in my house.

    • Full Options

      I won’t buy the previous article’s one too but I love their both shapes.

  • Solidus

    Just got done with their REX model, easy to assemble and looks nice with a bit of panel lining. Might pick Sahelanthropus up for the right price and try my hand at painting.

    • If you give it a try post it up afterwards, that kind of patience is a talent!

      • glitchbomb

        Agreed! I still have yet to paint my Tachikomas for fear of fucking it up.

  • glitchbomb

    For some reason skull face just looks like an old school albino detective to me.

  • Hell yeah, I’m diffidently getting this, i wonder how big is the size?!

    • Jak

      “When it’s upright the height is 200mm”

      The same size as the previous two.

  • Joaquin Romero Victorica

    Bam. What goes arround .. Comes arround !!

    • Danny Patten

      hmmmm any context for me please?

      • Daburcor

        They’re all still upset at Hayter’s not being part of The Phantom Pain and have been expressing it to him, apparently.

        What I DON’T understand is the ‘what goes around, comes around’ comment. It doesn’t make sense in this context, unless there’s something I’m not seeing.

        • Danny Patten

          Exactly my thought.

        • Tom Brearley-Smith

          Personally, I didn’t mind Kiefer as Snake in MGSV. Hope I’m not the only one in this case.

          • Ardens Anima

            You’re not alone.

          • Steven Michael Brown

            Nope I’m with you

      • No Place For Hayter

        Easy, just look at it from salty Hayter view point, lol

        Kojima dumps Hayter and replaces him with Kiefer for TPP, TPP gets released and there is a lot of hate for it from the fanbase.

        In other words he is saying TPP is getting hate because of any and all nasty moves Kojima or Konami has done for TPP. As you can see he is still very salty about what happened and how it happened to him.

    • hunner

      …. I don’t get it?

    • IM2PAC

      #HERCKEDMGS1BUTFUCKHIM you never insult kojima

      • No Place For Hayter

        Yeah Hayter is salty about the whole thing, lol. But lets not insult him back.

        • IM2PAC


    • Sting’s Dad

      In other words, people are still desperately attached to David Hayter; despite the fact that his voice acting for Snake/Big Boss dropped massively in quality after MGS2?

      • No Place For Hayter

        “desperately attached” I wouldn’t call still liking the guy and his voice being “desperately attached” that is inaccurate and way to harsh.

        Also his quality of voice acting is entirely subjective, I for one think he has been amazing in every MGS game.

      • Jak

        Uh. What? I’d argue 4 is his best performance, and 1 is pretty bad compared to the rest.

  • SholidOnline

    If this bipedal weapon didn’t look and act superior to Metal Gear Rex (21 years later!), I’d look forward to buying it. I think 5 is the best MGS, but not for it’s story.

    • Jak

      You’re not going to buy what’s pretty much the coolest looking mech in the MGS universe because it’s a retcon? Okay…

    • Nate Barrett

      As I commented to someone else, the reason for it being “superior” to REX is that Huey didn’t design or build REX. Huey was the genius mad scientist. Otacon was about 50% of that.

    • Sting’s Dad

      Kid Mantis was what controlled Sahelanthropus and allowed it to walk upright via Psychokenisis; even Huey expresses shock when he sees it walk.

      Sahelanthropus was designed to incite fear; Rex was designed mainly to launch nukes.

      Given, you could ask why Mantis didn’t ‘control’ Rex and give it this ability in MGS1 but you could do that with virtually every strand of MGS’s convoluted story – there are holes everywhere.

      MGS5 isn’t solely responsible for continuity issues – the entire series is.

      • No Place For Hayter

        Yeah I like how Kojima kind of skirts around the “too advanced for its time period” by having it controlled through Mantis as the weapon itself isn’t functional as Huey couldn’t make it walk upright and could only make it work the same way REX does, sort of saying that back then they couldn’t get more advanced than REX or D was.

  • J_muse72

    Totaly worth it! I love the music!

    • Venom_Sina

      Did you rike it?lol.

    • Raymondius

      Where did you buy it? Via amazon? It’s a great OST despite not being orchestral like the rest of the games.

      • Gatsu
        • Raymondius

          Thanks Gats! Do you have to buy them separately?

      • J_muse72

        I got it from amiami.

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    • Gatsu

      I got the right one too :D.

  • BurntFM

    Geez….If the price is not too outlandish I would consider buying. I think my only Kotobukiya kit is an Evangelion 3.0 kit. It was pretty decent. Also considering I can get their REX kit for about 80 bucks, I think this will hover around 100.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Look at this guy’s initial reaction to MGS4’s ending.. i want that feeling again.. unfortunately MGSV failed to deliver.

    • hunner

      lol that guy was so hype

    • Snake

      i want that feeling to… :S

    • Ishmael

      what a faggot.

    • Aleezy

      Hahaha what a kid. I act just like that too when I get hyped. Even that combo he does. Too funny.

    • Tong Ninja

      XD “Is that Big Boss?”, starts jumping around a happy kid when he finds out it is. hahaha

    • No Place For Hayter

      *Old Snake gumble*

  • CR7HarisSnake

    Some1 knows how much €$?

    • Danny Patten

      Let me quote one of the few sentences this article has:

      ” While the price hasn’t been detailed yet, these are often much cheaper since they are kits you have to put together and paint yourself.”

  • kirtanloorii
    • IM2PAC

      Shut up

    • Tong Ninja

      XD I went on your twitter and saw that youtube video you posted on there. hahahaha!
      I’ll post it here for everyone to see.

      • IM2PAC


    • IM2PAC

      Your video is fucking awesome

  • IM2PAC

    I never understood with what was the whip made of!

    • hunner

      Parasites, son

      • IM2PAC

        I thought plasma

    • Metallic Archaea.

      • IM2PAC

        Euh okay

      • IM2PAC

        So when they searched for minerals they destroyed everything

        • It’s the reason the vehicles you ride in rust.

          • IM2PAC


  • Korbin Yahraes

    The best present I got today was returning to Motherbase and having a surprise from Miller and Ocelot.

    • IM2PAC

      Happ py birthday if that was your real birthday

    • Tong Ninja

      Happy Birthday! 😀

  • Venom_Sina

    Yong’s new analysis about seems the he started a new series.
    Listen to his voice.He sounds depressed.Why?Maybe everyone disliked his previous video?
    It has SPOILERS,so if you didn’t complete the game,don’t watch it.

    • Javier

      He will do a lot of this 3 minutes videos instead of a good long analysis.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Very interesting, didn’t know that, but the only thing I can remember about the characters and their motivations is revenge, that is one point not 108, so it being a connection to the Buddha thing is right, I don’t really see the 108 points being tied into the story. Cool spot overall though.

  • IM2PAC

    Who loves trap here? I do but unfortunately no one will ever understand it ! Well I listened to some tracks on the ost and they’re phenomenal

  • muaddib

    >mfw i saw tpp’s true ending

  • Aleezy

    Can’t wait for this game to come out!!! only -23 days LEFT!!!!

  • Joaquin Romero Victorica

    “A Paradise is born of the bloodstained earth”. Below that, you can make out the words: “Would she have wanted this? -That doesn’t matter now.” . Guess The phantom pain got some drastical changes between development

  • No Place For Hayter

    I’m willing to fork out more money for the Sentinel one (as if I get over get it, lol) simply because I highly dislike stands to hold a figure up and the Sentinel one has one less stand than this one.

    • Jak

      The sentinel one is also painted and has LEDs preinstalled. I’m probably going for that one too.

  • Boldizar

    I am kind of tired of every toy needing a rig just to stand and look normal.

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